2Pac‘s videographer Gobi M. Rahimi followed him in the last of his following months of his life before he was shot on September 7th, 1996. Gobi also says Suge Knight was never shot, but received stitches for either shrapnel or glass cuts to his head. Below is details on the 7 Dayz Documentary as well as more info regarding that fatal night.
The Vanilla Ice/Suge Knight balcony incident is Hip-Hop legend. Rumor has it Suge hung Ice over a balcony to convince him to sign over his publishing rights, worth millions, and used the money to fund his upstart label, Death Row Records.
Ice commented on the situation and rumors in a recent interview with Interview Magazine, and while he does say the story holds a lot of truth, he denies that he was ever hung over the balcony.
“From the money that Suge got from To the Extreme from me, he started Dr. Dre. “The Chronic record came from the funding from my record; Tupac came from the funding of my record; Snoop Dogg came from the funding from my record.
I read the story, and I heard it, and I had to defend it nine million times, but he never took me to the balcony, threatened to hang me over, or anything. Rap music is gangster, it’s been gangster from the beginning. Yes, Suge Knight took some money from me, and he did take me to the balcony, explained it to me. He was actually nice to me … … [people think] I’m so bitter about it—I never went to the police, I never did anything like that. I knew better … [But] it’s funny how this story has evolved and been polished up and changed around to make him a monster and everything— hell, I’m still friends with Suge Knight … I look at it like I’ve invested in some of the greatest hip-hop music in the world.”
Last weekend Suge Knight was involved in yet another scuffle; if you even want to call it that. Someone who goes by “TB” reportedly made a gesture to Suge by saying “I can take you” in a Casino hotel lobby in Las Vegas. In a video released within the last few days, you can see Marion running circles around this little dude without even landing a punch. I don’t know if he was attempting to make a demo video for Dancing With The Stars or what. You be the judge.
Well, we’ve taken a couple of days off over the holidays, kind of a hangover fueled hiatus honestly, but behind the scenes we’ve been pulling at those 2011 strings.
Rahim Kara for example has put together this insightful interview with Sam Sneed that we’re sure all of Sneed’s, as well as Death Row’s, fans will get a huge kick out of…
Suge Knight seems to have hit radio and news waves again. Suge has been ordered by a Los Angeles court to stay within a 100 yards away from his former associate Elwood Chatman. According to Mr. Chatman; Suge has threatened him on many occasions and even goes on to say he once sent 8 men to his house to either harass or kill him. Good ol’ Suge hey?
The restraining order stipulates that he must stay away from Chatman’s car, home and place of work for up to three years. The former Death Row head honcho is also entangled in a court battle with Kanye West.
Suge Knight was arrested last night in a suburb of Los Angeles. Several reports came in that Suge had pointed a gun at another vehicle while sitting in his Escalade truck. Mr. Knight was finally spotted by LAPD and stopped with a call in of a “high risk stop”. TMZ caught footage of the arrest. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Homeboy can’t stay out of trouble.
Things must be tough for Suge Knight. I know it’s a recession and he doesn’t have a job, but damn. Uncle Banks is suing Kanye West over a 2005 incident when Suge was shot in the leg at an event hosted by Kanye at the Shore Club in Miami. Now five years later Suge is suing for $1million.
The trial date is set for December 6th in Miami. Hmm… December is a long time away, I wonder what else Suge can do to make some money between now and then, rob Yukmouth again?
TMZ, who seem to love to follow Suge Knight around, got the scoop that the now broke former record mogul caught a pay day while Yukmouth caught a beating.
Apparently Suge and 10 others beat and robbed Yukmouth at 10PM inside a Ralph’s Supermarket in San Fernando Valley and got away with $92,000 of the rapper’s jewelery.
Yuk then took to Twitter asking former Death Row Records artist Tha Realest, who is now a part of Yuk’s group The Regime, to call him ASAP.
Looks like 50 taught Game more than just hooks. Game’s got an album coming soon, and so he’s taken to dissing a bunch of people in a freestyle in LA over the weekend including Suge Knight, Lil Wayne, Jim Jones and Gucci Mane.
Not really a hard shot at Weezy, Jim Jones and Gucci but still, we’ll see how they take it. If you missed it or cant be fucked watching, Game says he made them Bloods.
This was actually released before the ODB/Wu Tang one [click here], but I just found it and it’s too good not to post. Fredro Starr talks about being offered a record deal with Death Row Records after Suge Knight and Tupac went to the Sunset Park premier, and how ‘Pac and others reacted to the offer.
For the record, the ‘Pac song on the Sunset Park soundtrack that ‘Dro mentions is the amazing classic “Pain” that was later bastardized by Ja Rule on his album Pain Is Love.
UPDATE: Thanks to Jon Peters below for pointing out my mistake, the song on the Sunset Park soundtrack was actually “High ‘Til I Die.” “Pain” was released on the soundtrack of another basketball movie, Above The Rim, in which Tupac also stared. My comments on Ja Rule’s version of “Pain” still stand though. Terrible.